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Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'n'roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'N'roll Paperback – 1 Oct 1988

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Books; Reprint edition (Oct. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679720456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679720454
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bangs was one of the best writers ever to appear on newsprint ... when he died, American culture lost one its most astute, ornery, funniest and most soulful observers (New York Times)

Still a byword for rock writing at its most unrestrained and passionate ... his two posthumous anthologies ... attest to his brilliance (John Harris Guardian 2009-06-27)

A superb collection ... wild and funny and unpredictable. Lester Bangs was a great American writer who happened to write about rock 'n' roll (Rolling Stone)

A marvellous collection ... it will unquestionably teach you more about rock music and the appreciation thereof than a two-year subscription to all of the current British rock papers and mags (Time Out)

A powerhouse in the American music journalism scene ... It's one of the oddest yet most original pieces on music you're ever likely to read ... This is rock criticism in its raw state - it is vulgar, conversational, and abusive towards its subjects ... That a collection of music criticism continues to be republished 28 years after its first appearance - and 44 years after the publication of the earliest essay it contains - is perhaps a better testament to the quality of Bangs' writing than anything else. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to listen to 'Astral Weeks' one more time. (Irish Examiner 2015-01-31) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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